(Sankei: November 16, 2015 – p. 5)
By Mayumi Ogawa in Antalya, Turkey
China’s maritime advances
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe: China’s actions to change the status quo unilaterally constitute a cause of concern for the region.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull: I totally agree with you.
Abe: We support the U.S. Navy’s Freedom of Navigation operations.
Abe, Turnbull: We share common concern about China’s actions. We will cooperate in maintaining the international maritime order based on the rule of law.
Terrorist attacks in Paris
Abe: This is a challenge to the values we defend. The international community should unite and condemn the attacks staunchly.
Turnbull: This is an attack on all nations that believe in freedom. We are determined to fight with France.
Selection of new submarine
Abe: Japan-Australia cooperation has great strategic significance for Asia and the Pacific. Japan is seriously thinking of building [the submarines] in Australia.
Turnbull: We will proceed in a fair manner.